Connect Your Business with LinkedIn Professionals
LinkedIn was developed to change the way the world of professionals communicated and connected with one another. LinkedIn opened the possibility of networking yourself and your skills to million of professionals and companies throughout the world. The ability for your business to be recognized and promoted by other professionals is unique to the world of social media. While Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Google Plus are popular social media outlets for communicating with our friends and family. LinkedIn is the only social outlet that offers the ability to communicate with other companies and agencies that are looking for your specific skill set.
LinkedIn has a professional network that allows individuals and businesses to boast the expertise in their specific fields and markets. Similar to a resume, you can post personal and business information about your past education, your abilities, your software skills and other skills you might have the experience and expertise that are unique or sought after.
Joining the LinkedIn Crowd
When getting your business on LinkedIn you may initially find that people who work in your same industry or office as you often have their own LinkedIn page and will add you as a connection. This is the first step in building a network. While it may not seem like much, those who can view your current connections can also view your page, and add you. Additionally, they can send you a message prior to adding you to figure out if you’re interested in what they have to say or offer.
There are no photo albums on LinkedIn, so make sure to represent yourself in a manner that’s appropriate to those that would hire you. Pictures of you drinking with your buddies are less than ideal. Take the time to find a decent head shot of yourself for posting.
If you’re really looking for a social media network that could help you find a new job, consider LinkedIn. You’d be surprised how many professionals are looking for someone just like you.